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Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP Loop - 1 member in 9 triplogs has rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Mar 17 2019
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60 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2019
KBKBTriplogs 237
Hiking5.58 Miles 459 AEG
Hiking5.58 Miles   3 Hrs   54 Mns   1.79 mph
459 ft AEG      47 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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On Sunday afternoon, I hiked Wagner, Granite, Bluff, and then back on Granite and Wagner. Nick told me that the flowers were thick along the Granite Trail near the wash. He was right.

I saw lots of mountain bikers, but only a few other hikers while I was out.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Jan 18 2019
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 Guides 3
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60 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
McDowell Meander, AZ 
McDowell Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2019
KBKBTriplogs 237
Hiking12.03 Miles 823 AEG
Hiking12.03 Miles   4 Hrs   36 Mns   3.21 mph
823 ft AEG      51 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Mike, Ben, Marilyn, Kay, Diane, and Marilyn joined me for a twelve mile hike in McDowell Mountain Regional Park and nearby McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

We hiked: Wagner, Granite, Delsie, Gooseneck, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff Tr Wash, Granite, Bluff, Granite, and back on Wagner.

We saw a lot of mountain bikes out in the morning - more than usual for a Friday. There was a group at Jackass Junction (near Granite Tank) that was working on fixing a flat. There's now a bike repair station there, complete with tubes in a mailbox. It works on the honor system - you take what you need and bring back supplies when you next ride by.

Anyway... all of these trails were in great shape. The desert was incredibly green w/ lots of flowering plants too.
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Jan 08 2017
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2017
mazatzalTriplogs 1,207
Hiking11.00 Miles 1,020 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.54 mph
1,020 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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MMRP loop: checked out 2 new to me trails :)
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This place is way busier than the Mazatzals :-k
62 bikers, 4 hikers. Of those, 37 bikers and 3 hikers were on the 2.4 mile Pemberton section, so only 25 bikers and 1 hiker the rest of the time :lol:
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Dec 18 2016
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 Routes 34
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 18 2016
mazatzalTriplogs 1,207
Hiking10.50 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   5 Hrs      2.38 mph
700 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
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MMRP loop: checked out 5 new to me trails :)
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May 18 2016
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2016
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,069
Hiking10.90 Miles 740 AEG
Hiking10.90 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   3.74 mph
740 ft AEG
 
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This loop is in one of the 100 hikes books. I added some mileage by doing some out and back sections on Granite and Bluff to complete all three trails.
I arrived at the park a little before 7:00 am. It opens at 6:00 am this time of year but there was no one in the booth. They have a self pay station. Six bucks for cars and I think two bucks for walk ins. The booth was still empty when I left. It is a week day though.
I hit the trail around 7:00 am and the weather was great. It turned out to be overcast all day. I got sprinkled on a minute or two but the heavier rain stayed north. These trails are in great shape and seem to be great for Mtn. bikers.
There is a lot of vegetation but with all the yellow grass it has that barren feel to it. Not a lot of big trees or Saguaros. There are lots of smaller Palo Verde trees and smaller cacti. The Jojoba steal the show with some pretty tall Cresote too. The Brittlebush hold their own but being dried up you don't notice them. There are some great views of the surrounding mountain ranges. With Weaver's Needle, Four peaks,and Red Mountain being the highlights. This hike may not be fun on a hot day with no shade. Today was nice though. With some nice views, great weather and the smell of petrichor it made for a nice morning hike. :)
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
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Dec 08 2014
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46 male
 Joined Jan 25 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Dave1Triplogs 1,802
Hiking12.03 Miles 3,137 AEG
Hiking12.03 Miles
3,137 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Sep 06 2014
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43 male
 Joined Sep 16 2011
 Phoenix
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2014
VolcanoCLMBRTriplogs 425
Hiking5.15 Miles 459 AEG
Hiking5.15 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.94 mph
459 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 02 2011
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55 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Scenic Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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JuanJaimeiiiTriplogs 1,937
Hiking3.50 Miles 210 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
210 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Short and easy hike in McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Beautiful day and great views of surrounding Mountain Ranges.
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Oct 24 2009
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male
 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Wagner - Granite - Bluff - MMRP LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2009
John9LTriplogs 1,640
Hiking5.15 Miles 459 AEG
Hiking5.15 Miles
459 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Solo and very boring hike. Would never do this again unless there was a group going
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average hiking speed 2.41 mph

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